As an increasing number of companies are re-opening their office doors in B.C., employers and employees have questions. Many of us are left wondering if the current B.C. Public Health Order requiring face coverings applies to our work area, or if business owners can ask if their staff are vaccinated. In British Columbia, the provincial [...]
What Businesses Need to Know About Their Legal Obligations When Outsourcing Data Processing to Third-Party Service Providers
Did you know that Canadian businesses have legal obligations under Canada’s federal privacy law, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”), when they engage third-parties to process personal data? By now, Canadian businesses should be aware of their mandatory data breach reporting obligations under PIPEDA. In short, those obligations require Canadian businesses to: [...]
Canada’s federal privacy law the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, or PIPEDA for short, just got an upgrade. Effective November 1, 2018, organizations regulated under PIPEDA have mandatory reporting obligations if they experience a security breach involving personal information. Failure to comply with the reporting obligations can result in fines of up to [...]
What Kind of Privacy Issues Should Canadian Companies be Aware of Associated With the New European Union General Data Protection Regulation?
The GDPR The European Union General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”) is a new privacy regulation that affects all individuals in the 28 European Union member states, as well as all companies that conduct business in the European Union (the “EU”). The law comes into effect on May 25, 2018 and largely affects digital data [...]